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Key Travel Lessons Learned from Dr. Mark Kortepeter

2019-08-14T14:41:30+00:00August 14th, 2019|Ebola, Featured, Healthcare Workers, Infectious Diseases, News, Preparedness, Special Pathogens|

Dr. Mark Kortepeter, Professor of Epidemiology in the University of Nebraska’s College of Public Health and faculty member in the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) returned on January 15, 2019 after a 6-week deployment to Burundi in east Africa. Dr. Kortepeter served as the “Lead for Infection Prevention and Control,” for the [...]

GNYHA and NYC Health + Hospitals to Present Special Pathogen Preparedness Webinar

2019-08-02T11:26:17+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Ebola, Featured, Healthcare Workers, Infectious Diseases, News, Preparedness, Special Pathogens|

On August 15, GNYHA and NYC Health + Hospitals (H + H) will co-host a webinar to provide an update on special pathogen outbreaks now occurring internationally and how all hospitals can improve their readiness for potentially infected patients. Presenters will discuss the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other [...]

Ebola Outbreak in Congo Declared Public Health Emergency of International Concern – How the NETEC is Prepared to Help

2019-07-18T19:01:32+00:00July 18th, 2019|Ebola, Featured, Healthcare Workers, Infectious Diseases, News, Preparedness, Special Pathogens|

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern for Ebola virus disease after a confirmed first case in the DRC’s largest city, Goma - home to more than 2 million people. The National Ebola Training & Education Center has many resources, training, and education opportunities to help develop [...]

Free Webinar Part of Ebola Response

2019-01-04T17:43:35+00:00May 31st, 2018|News|

Topic: Healthcare System Readiness for Highly Pathogenic Infectious Diseases As the world closely watches the current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (ASPR TRACIE) [...]

NETEC Equipped to Respond to Ebola Cases

2019-01-04T17:44:09+00:00May 18th, 2018|Ebola, Featured, Healthcare Workers, News|

Online, training resources available to help health professionals prepare Between April 4thand May 15th, 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported 44 Ebola virus disease cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): 21 suspected, 20 probable, and 3 confirmed, resulting in 19 deaths. A further 362 at-risk people are being monitored. Fifty WHO public health experts [...]

Going Global for Biopreparedness

2019-04-16T16:28:11+00:00May 7th, 2018|Featured, News, Preparedness|

Infectious Diseases Division reports on High-Level Isolation Workshop Preparedness for outbreaks of infectious diseases is a critical, global issue, and several physicians from the UNMC Division of Infectious Diseases and other team members from the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit organized and participated in the International Workshop on High-Level Isolation in late April. Read more. [...]

High-Level Isolation Workshop Draws Global Participants

2019-01-04T17:34:33+00:00April 25th, 2018|News|

  Attendees of a High-Level Isolation Workshop in Washington, D.C., traveled from around the world for the April 2018 event. Focus on advancing global standards, capacity and collaboration A two-day workshop held in Washington, D.C., focused advancing global standards, capacity and collaboration in high-level isolation units. NETEC was a sponsor, along with the [...]

NETEC Leaders Participate in Nationwide Exercise

2019-01-04T17:36:01+00:00April 13th, 2018|News|

HHS coordinates patient-movement crisis drill Leaders from the National Ebola Training & Education Center participated in the largest patient movement exercise in the history of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The nationwide exercise was coordinated April 10-12 by the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and involved [...]

Pediatric Simulation Course Held in Houston

2018-12-11T02:03:51+00:00August 17th, 2017|News|

Providers Prepare for Young Patients with Ebola and Other Special Pathogens A Pediatric Simulation Course was conducted Aug. 10-11, 2017, at Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus. The course, co-sponsored by the National Ebola Training and Education Center and the Houston hospital was tailored to the needs of health care professionals caring for children [...]

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